Do you want to make an impact in your community while learning valuable skills and making connections that last a lifetime? Massachusetts AmeriCorps members serve with organizations at over 500 sites across the state to strengthen communities.
MSA is overseeing 31 State AmeriCorps programs for the 2023-2024 program year. View information on the past year's programs below, or view our applicant FAQ here. A filterable database of programs in the 2023-2024 program year is coming soon.
Most AmeriCorps programs are full-time for 10 months (for a total of 1700 hours) and offer a taxable Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of up to $6,895 upon successful completion of service; however, some are as low-commitment as 10 hours a week or as short as 15-weeks, and offer a education award proportionate to the number of hours served.
Whether removing invasive plant species on conservation land, propagating oysters with a local shellfish department, staffing regional emergency shelters during a Nor’easter, or educating kids about the importance of water quality, the Barnstable County's 24 AmeriCorps members strive to meet the diverse and dynamic needs of the Cape Cod community. This program is residential.
AmeriCorps Legal Advocates of Massachusetts (ALA-MA) places 36 college and law school graduates in legal services organizations. Members recieve extensive training and are able to help open doors to justice for hundreds of low-income clients.
826 Boston partners with six different Boston Public Schools to provide a dedicated classroom to catalyze a culture of creativity and writing for the entire school. Over the course of a school year, 18 full-time and part-time AmeriCorps members help Writers’ Rooms serve every student in each school through whole-class visits, individual writing assistance, and/or after-school extracurricular activities.
BPE's Boston Teacher Residency is a nationally recognized clinical teacher preparation program whose graduates support student achievement from day one and who stay in teaching, continuing to refine and improve their practice. The program's 20 members earn a Massachusetts Initial Teacher License and a master’s degree in education from UMass Boston throughout the course of their service, in addition to gaining invaluable experience through a yearlong classroom apprenticeship, a collaborative learning environment, and rigorous coursework.
Boston Teacher Residency is under BPE's Boston Promise Corps umbrella, which also includes its Dudley Promise Corps.
BPE's 16 AmeriCorps Dudley Promise Corps members giveacademic and social-emotional learning support to over 350 Pre-K-12 students in STEM and literacy in two schools where 88% of students were identified as "high need" in 2020, in the Dudley neighborhood of Boston.
Dudley Promise Corps are under BPE's Boston Promise Corps umbrella, which also includes its Boston Teacher Residency.
Boston Health Care for the Homeless' 13 AmeriCorps members provide homeless individuals and families with improved access to health care, connections to health-supporting resources and social services, health education, and education to prevent overdoses and address substance use disorders. Many BHCHP AmeriCorps members continue to medical school or a public health program, but the program is a great fit for anyone interested in practical knowledge and experience in medicine and in public health or learning about what it's like to serve a high-need population.
CAC-BU selects recent Boston-area college graduates for a year of full-time AmeriCorps service as college advisers in partner high schools. These 33 AmeriCorps member college advisors serve in nearby neighborhoods (Boston Public Schools, Somerville High School, Malden High School & KIPP Lynn Academy) to help students navigate the complex processes of college admissions, matriculation and securing financial aid. In addition to typical benefits, CAC-BU members receive tuition remission from BU.
City Year is one of the largest AmeriCorps program in Massachusetts, hosting 266 members for the 2023-2024 season. These members provide educational support to students in 23 public schools in the Boston and Everett area and receive valuable experience, training, and structured personal and professional development support in return, including tuition scholarships available to alumni. As a large program with national connections, City Year is also able to offer unique professional development opportunities to members through partnerships with companies like Delliotte and Comcast NBCUniversal.
Clark University's AmeriCorps members assist in classrooms as they gradually assume full responsibility for teaching over the course of an entire school year in a set of five partner K-12 public schools in Worcester, MA. Clark University offers a tuition scholarship match to the AmeriCorps Segal Education Award; many AmeriCorps members in this role complete their Master of Arts in Teaching from Clark University as a result.
DIAL/SELF has 47 AmeriCorps members (27 full-term & 20 quarter-term) building relationships and supporting low-income young people in Western MA to increase their self-efficacy, educational achievement, job-readiness, and economic self-sufficiency. Out of these members, 10 full-time members serve at five schools in the Connecticut Rivery Valley in communities with disproportionate rates of low-income and young people of color involved with exclusionary discipline, leading to the longer-term objectives of decreased disciplinary exclusions and improved academic engagement.
The Framingham Teacher Residency program trains 20 AmeriCorps members in Culturally Responsive Teaching techniques to teach students in two Title I schools that are developing dual-language programs within the Framingham Public Schools district. In return, members earn experience, a Massachusetts teaching licensure, a stipend + benefits, free tuition, and robust professional development.
Through Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity, 10 Build & Repair Corps members build affordable homes in Berkshire County, helping economically disadvantaged households while receiving over 125 hours of professional training and networking in the construction and trades field.
As part mission to ensure children enter kindergarten prepared to succeed, AmeriCorps members work to provide high-quality services to preschool-aged children through Jumpstart classroom service and planning. Jumpstart provides members with the training, coaching, and support they need to provide children with high-quality, developmentally-appropriate experiences and supportive interactions with adults. Unlike most Massachusetts AmeriCorps programs, Jumpstart is a very part-time commitment (8-12 hours a week), with eligible members receiving a federal work-study award instead of a stipend.
MPF's 40 AmeriCorps members lead Out-of-School Time (OST) programs focused on dropout prevention and on-time graduation through academic enrichment or college and career exploration programming. They are responsible for increasing meaningful academic engagement for hundreds of middle and high school students in economically disadvantaged environments across Massachusetts. MPF AmeriCorps members are also eligible for free classes at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies.
The Literacy Lab's rigorously-trained, full-time AmeriCorps members serve in public schools to provide children ages three to grade 3 with daily, evidence-based, 1:1 literacy intervention. Throughout the year, members participate in training and professional development and receive support from a team of dedicated coaches and staff.
The New American Integration Program (NAIP) has 35 AmeriCorps members providing job readiness, citizenship services, and English language instruction in the Greater Boston area, Merrimack Valley, Metro West, Western and Southeastern regions of Massachusetts, serving economically-disadvantaged immigrant and refugee adults.
Old Sturbridge Village, the largest living history museum in New England, hosts 16 AmeriCoprs members partnering with aferschool programs serving Title 1 students in Worcester County, Massachusetts. Corps members will provide 7 week long project-based-learning units focused on 19th century history. Optional on-site housing is available at no cost.
Playworks' 28 AmeriCorps Coaches serve for a school year at an elementary school, using the power of play to teach kids social emotional skills and empowering them to become their best selves. AmeriCorps coaches create safe, healthy, and inclusive playgrounds in low-income elementary schools. Playworks New England is part of a larger, national network.
The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) supports 20 AmeriCorps members serving as Primary Care Connectors. They provide care coordination to thousands of patients, including linking patients identified with unmet social service needs to needed resources, identifying patients with either uncontrolled hypertension, uncontrolled diabetes or untreated depression, and more. Many AmeriCorps alumni pursue future engagement in the public health sector.
The Student Conservation Association's Historic Preservation Corps is an AmeriCorps program that serves in parks and forests throughout the Commonwealth. 22 members focus on the hard and soft skills of being a conservation leader and tackling some of Massachusetts' most pressing conservation issues, including improving trails and waterways and making restoration improvements in historic public buildings, landscapes, and structures. In addition to a stipend and other benefits, the Historic Preservation Corps offers unique networking opportunities with preservation professionals with state parks, NPS, and nonprofits accross Massachusetts.
The SCA Massachusetts AmeriCorps Program has 22 part-time AmeriCorps members serving to protect and enhance natural resources in Massachusetts through environmental education, conservation stewardship, and community engagement, completing high priority projects such as trail building, habitat monitoring, and open space restoration. This is a unique program, offering housing and food for the 15-weeks (July-October) duration of the program in addition to a stipend and other benefits.
The City of Lawrence and the City of Methuen host 12 AmeriCorps members who conduct visual assessments of homes within the communities, provide important and educational materials about asthma, lead prevention, green energy and other healthy initiatives, while strengthen neighborhoods through public health announcements in local radio, T.V, and social media.
The SCI AmeriCorps program's 25 AmeriCorps members connect youth with relationships, experiences and resources they need to succeed. Members implement volunteer outreach and capacity-building activities that increase volunteer participation and provide leadership training and community service opportunities for youth. The SCI AmeriCorps program partners with Merrimack College and offers comprehensive professional development and free enrollment in a community engagement course for undergraduate or graduate academic credit.
The 58 part-time Springfield College AmeriCorps serve in schools (grades K -12), facilitating interventions targeting risk factors that lead to dropping out of school, low attendance, behavioral/disciplinary issues, and course failure. Members enjoy a meaningful service experience that positively impacts the academic success of children in Springfield, Holyoke, and Worcester area schools.
Teach for America is a unique, nationally-based program with 210 AmeriCorps members teaching for two years in low-income and under-resourced schools in Massachusetts. One of the largest AmeriCorps programs, it also has the highest stipend and robust training and certification benefits from Boston University. Applications for Teach for America generally close in March of the prior academic year.
Teach Western Mass AmeriCorps Professional Corps' 50 members are full time teachers in Springfield and Holyoke, either as aspiring educators working towards their teaching license through TWMs Residency program, or as experienced educators bringing their passion and skills to Western Mass. Professional Corps member salaries are paid entirely by the organizations with which the members serve and vary as a result.
Headquartered in Lowell, MA, TerraCorps is an environmental nonprofit working at the intersection of land conservation, sustainable agriculture, and food justice to grow the next generation of environmental leaders. TerraCorps' 48 AmeriCorps members build the capacity of a consortium of nonprofit service sites focused on land and water conservation, sustainable farming, and food justice by developing new systems and resources, delivering training and education, and managing volunteers in dozens of communities via various nonprofits throughout Massachusetts.
The Match School Foundation engages 30 AmeriCorps members who provide high-dosage, small group relationship-based math tutoring to middle school and high school students in Boston. The AmeriCorps members are responsible for increasing student performance in mathematics, improving educational outcomes for economically disadvantaged children, and preparing economically disadvantaged students for success in post-secondary educational institutions. This program offers optional, free housing.
The Perkins School for the Blind, a global education leader for kids with complex disabilities and visual impairments, has 15 AmeriCorps members supporting students with multiple disabilities and visual impairments and deaf blind students in increased access to expanded core curriculum (ECC) activities in Watertown, MA.
Walker, Inc. hosts 20 Wellness Coach in a new AmeriCorps service position developed to support students with emotional and behavioral health challenges and to launch careers in health, education, and human services. Members will attend a college-level training program before being matched with a Boston public school system to support the mental health of hundreds of youth.